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Donations closed for now!

Thanks to everyone who donated to support the cost of Psaltery Strings. We did raise $180, not quite the goal, but I'm thankful for the financial help.

I'll be running another "donation…

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Created by Donna Malus May 21, 2011 at 1:02pm. Last updated by Donna Malus May 21, 2011.

Please consider attending...

The Second Annual Bowed Psaltery Symphony will be held at the Tamarack in Beckley, W.V. April 7th through the 10th. The event was a wonderful…

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Created by Donna Malus Nov 27, 2010 at 8:47am. Last updated by Donna Malus Nov 27, 2010.

Happy Thanksgiving to All!

 

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Created by Donna Malus Nov 22, 2010 at 8:14am. Last updated by Donna Malus Nov 22, 2010.

We are now 100 strong!

Congratulations to all of us, we've reached the 100 member milestone! Thanks to everyone for their support and let's look forward to that 200 member milestone : )

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Created by Donna Malus Oct 4, 2010 at 8:41pm. Last updated by Donna Malus Oct 4, 2010.

Ning is making changes.....

For those who noticed and are wondering, Ning is phasing out free networks. They do have a package I'm comfortable with for the time being and the Psaltery Strings…

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Created by Donna Malus May 4, 2010 at 9:38pm. Last updated by Donna Malus May 4, 2010.

1st Annual Bowed Psaltery Symphony

I'm thrilled to tell you that the date has been set for the 1st Annual Bowed Psaltery Symphony hosted by Tish Westman and Tamarack…

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Created by Donna Malus Feb 18, 2010 at 8:49pm. Last updated by Donna Malus Feb 21, 2010.

Bowed Pssaltery Fun Merchandise

Are you in the market for some Bowed Psaltery fun shirts, totes, mugs and even a license plate frame?  Follow the link below to browse the merchandise and maybe…

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Created by Donna Malus Feb 5, 2010 at 7:40pm. Last updated by Donna Malus Feb 5, 2010.

Bowed Psaltery Players List

Please follow this link to Tish Westman's bowed psaltery players list. This is a valuable resource for people looking for other players in their area, or just to see whose out there enjoying the…

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Created by Donna Malus Jan 7, 2010 at 7:18pm. Last updated by Donna Malus Jan 7, 2010.

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Created by Donna Malus Dec 8, 2009 at 8:08pm. Last updated by Donna Malus Dec 8, 2009.

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Featured Video

Amplified Psaltery with Cello Strings built by Rick Long

This video is a personal favorite because it shows a unique type of bowed psaltery with a gorgeous sound. When I heard it I broke out in goose bumps!

Featured Song

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Clergy's Lamentation

 

 

 

What is Psaltery Strings worth to you?
A dollar a month?
Your help to offset the cost of keeping our Community alive is appreciated.

Thank you.

    

Groups

Members who build bowed psalteries for sale

Spring Creek Psalteries - Sharon & Terry Kirby

http://www.springcreekpsalteries.com/

330-323-0618

From the Wood - Wayne Gaydos

765-468-7387

http://fromthewoodsinstruments.com/

to see his work visit

http://shop.indianaartisan.org/collections/musical-instruments

Waynie Psaltery - Wayne Simms

http://www.wayniepsaltery.com/

 

Prairie Psaltery - Richard Celata

http://www.prairiepsaltery.com/

 

Loon Song Psalteries-Charlie Marshall

http://www.loonsongpsalteries.com/

 

New Tradition Dulcimers- Dan Daniels

http://www.newtraditionsdulcimers.com/index.html

 

Psalteries by Dave- Dave Lucas  

http://www.davespsaltery.com/

 

Jon Williams Psalteries
(386) 853-0944

Westman Instruments - Tish & Greg Westman
http://www.westmaninstruments.com

Ringing Strings - Rick Long
http://ringingstrings.com

Michael J King Instrumetns - Diatonic Psalteries
http://www.michaeljking.com/psalterymaking.htm

Inspired Instruments – Carol and Joe Esch
http://www.windridgefarm.us/bowedpsaltery.htm

James Jones Instruments
http://www.jamesjonesinstruments.com/bowedpsaltery/bowedpsaltery.html

Omega Strings – Richard Spencer
http://www.omegastrings.com/

Master Works Bowed Psalteries - Russell Cook
http://masterworksok.com/

Members that teach Bowed Psaltery

Paul G.Sykes - MS  

Located in Hattiesburg
Contact Paul at
 pgsykes1@hotmail.com

or call him at

601-583-4115

 

Gregg Schneeman - California
Contact Gregg here on Psaltery Strings
greggschneeman@psalterystrings.com

 

Peter Tommerup - California
San Francisco Bay Area
Bowed Psaltery and other Instruments
408-867-4324
ptommerup@juno.com

 

Celeste Howard Ray
Bowed Psaltery lessons via Skype
347-796-4484
Skype name celesteray88

 

Maureen Barnes - Illinois
Bowed Psaltery lessons in Bloomington, IL
309-828-7957
dulcimergal98@yahoo.com
http://www.dulcimerdreams.com/

 

Dona Benkert -
Illinois

Lessons at Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL
Phone: 773.728.6000
& Folk-Lore Center, Warrenville, IL
Phone: 630.393.1247
http://www.folk-lorecenter.com/

Tish Westman - West Virginia
Lessons at Tamarack, Beckley, WV. Wednesday workshops also available for individual classes and to teach at festivals.
Sunday "Jam" 3:30 to 6:00. All instruments welcome, play mostly Old Time, Celtic & Gospel Music, not opposed to trying any tune called, once did a rap on Bowed Psalteries.
1-304-575-0998
tishwestman@yahoo.com
www.westmaninstruments.com

Rick Long - Tennessee
Lessons at Rick's home/workshop in Clinton, 30 mins N of Knoxville
(865) 660-4026
http://www.ringingstrings.com/lessons.html

Karla Armstrong - Pennsylvania
Karla plays a variety of instruments and does workshops as well. Please visit her web site for additional information or contact her via the web site or the information below.
(717) 632-8099
karlaarms@upontheharp.com
http://upontheharp.com

Carol Esch - Kentucky
Lessons in Carol's home/workshop south of Lexington.
606-676-0128
esch@qx.net
http://www.windridgefarm.us/bowedpsaltery.htm

Honey Smith Walls - Florida
e-mail Honey for more info honey@offthewalls.us
Melbourne, FL
http://www.offthewalls.us/Psaltery.htm

Visit Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer

Please sign up on the bowed psaltery players list

Tish's list is a valuable resource when searching for other players. http://www.westmaninstruments.com/Bowed_Psaltery_List.html

If you are already on Tish's list, why don't you stop in and update your info? While your there take a look to see if there are new players in your area. Who knows, you might get together and make a recording.

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